Glenn Beck has reached out a hand to help former Fox News colleague Bill O’Reilly, who was ousted from Fox News after sexual harassment allegations were hurled at him.
On Friday on his radio show, Beck offered O’Reilly a weekly spot on Beck’s radio show. O’Reilly’s appearance on Beck’s show was his first media appearance (besides his own podcasts) since Fox News fired him in April.
Their exchange went like this:
O'Reilly: Beck doesn't work for anybody but himself, and he was smart to do that. Because the Left now can't get Beck because Beck controls his own destiny, unlike me. I had to deal with a whole bunch of other things when they came after me, and people should know that you can say and do what you want to do because you control — Glenn Beck controls his own destiny, which is very different from most other people in the media.
Beck: Well, I thank you for that, Bill, and I would like to say publicly, honestly — and I know you're not going to get into this, so just shut the fat trap — it's why I would like you to work for TheBlaze. Because I could not get the cable coverage by myself because I'm not powerful enough, unless you have a giant corporation behind you. And when you have that, then you're beholden to somebody. But if we could unite our powers for good, as opposed to evil — but that's another conversation.
On Monday, on his No Spin News podcast, O’Reilly added, "We're going to do that every Friday until Beck gets tired of me. And it's a good outlet for me to, you know, discuss things back and forth with Beck, who's a good friend. We don't agree on everything, but it's very lively."
Beck and O’Reilly always got along, whatever their differences were politically. After Beck left Fox on his own volition in 2011, O'Reilly invited him back on as a guest on The O’Reilly Factor more than any other Fox host.
Beck spoke of their friendship last week, noting that O’Reilly contacted him the very day O’Reilly was fired from Fox. Beck said, "I just got an email from Bill a little while ago that said he's on his way home — he's been on vacation; he's been in Italy — and so he's on his way home.”